Elegant white shell wreath measures 13" across with a 7" opening. Suitable as a table centerpiece or hanging. Perfect for the holidays! Plants sold separately.
*Tillandsia ionantha 'Fuego' shown in photo
A suspected ‘greenhouse hybrid’ of Sincoraea burlemarxii from the collection of Fabio Oliveira. It stays rather green with little scurf on the leaves, blushing slightly pink in the center at anthesis.
Sincoraea albopicta hybrid
This nice plant is an accidental hybrid where we only know the seed parent which is Sincoraea albopicta. The plant does not look like pure albopicta so it must be the result of an unintended pollination in our greenhouse. The other plant will remain a mystery but because of the form of the plant we suspect that is might be an Sincoraea burlemarxii or another Sincoraea at least. A smallish to medium grower reaching only about 14 inches across with narrow leaves that are still and well armed with small but stout spines. The color is green with faint reddish banding. At anthesis the center whorl of leaves turns bright red with some silver scurffing and the nidular inflorescence has bright red sepals.
A fairly new species of Sincoraea published by Louzada Wanderley, native to the Chapada Diamantina area of Bahia, Brazil. A terrestrial living on rocks and stony ground near the banks of the Rio Mandassaia in full sun or under sparse shrubs. Closely resembling the more familiar Sincoraea navioides, differing mostly in flower structure and other slight morphological differences. A smaller grower to about 12 inches across with narrow leaves that turn bright red in strong light and blush redder at anthesis. The inflorescence is nidular with red bracts and white flowers. Offsets are produced on short stolons.
Sponge Rock - Extra Coarse
Sponge rock, also known by the name Perlite, is a very common ingredient in orchid mixes. Sponge rock decreases compaction of mix, increases aeration and retains moisture.
Square Vanda Basket
Useful for many epiphytic plants and essential for Vanda culture. These sturdy, well made baskets are manufactured in Central America from Cedrela odorata, or Tropical Cedar, which has a cedar fragrance and looks like mahogany.
The source of this wood for baskets is mostly as a byproduct of furniture manufacturing, it is long lasting, non toxic to plants and resists rot. The galvanized wires that hold the slats together are of a heavy gauge to last for years.
A most unusual form of ‘Bat Plant’ with the bizarre flowers with long tendrils. This one mimics the look of an Amorphophallus, with the petiolate umbrella leaf but is in the Dioscoreaceae or yam family. The inflorescence is on its own stem, coming from the tuber. In nature this plant is found in Africa, across Southeast Asia to Northern Australia and has been spread by humans across the Indo-Pacific as food. Amazingly, it remains rare in collections. This plant is known as Polynesian Arrowroot, Pia, and on Singapore; the Seashore Bat Lily. The leaves are light green, on a tall petiole, to over three feet in some, deeply incised with many lobes. The flowers in this species are mainly green to slightly purple, with long ‘whiskers’. A deciduous species that when dormant should be allowed to dry out somewhat. New growth and flowers will appear in spring.
The Beginner's Guide to Successfully Growing Tillandsias
A clone of (stricta x leonamiana). A showy hybrid of two colorful plants. A leafy rosette to over 6 inches with many stiff silvery gray leaves. The inflorescence is a stout scape with bright pink bracts tipped in silver with pale bluish-white flowers. Different and colorful. Long lasting too.
Tillandsia 'Cherry Cordial'
A handsome, fairly large growing hybrid by Bill Timm is an unusual cross of (capitata domingensis x dasyliriifolia). The plants are leafy, with fairly narrow leaves tapering from about .75 of an inch to a slender point. The color is reddish, and becomes deeper colored in strong light.
The inflorescence is very tall with many branches held upright to the rachis, deep burgundy red with red bracts. Produces many offsets. Quite showy.
Tillandsia 'Christian Knuth'
A colorful hybrid of (capitata ‘Red’ x concolor ‘Cuicatlan’) by Bill Timm. Bill has been a prolific hybridizer of Tillandsias, creating quite a few unique crosses. This one is a medium sized plant about 12 inches tall when in bloom, with stiff glabrous green leaves in an open rosette shape. The inflorescence is about 6 inches tall with very long, stiff, scape bracts and a cluster of erect yellowish branches. The scape bracts and upper whorl or two of leaves blush deep reddish at anthesis. A colorful plant that will grow easily and add color to your collection.
Tillandsia 'Classic Rouge'
A hybrid of (fasciculata (Mexico) x flabellata ‘Giant Red’) showing influence of both parents. A silvery-gray rosette of stiff, half-inch, tapering leaves in an open, arching rosette with an inflorescence of slender, upright, dark red branches. A showy, long-lasting beauty.
An Australian hybrid of (concolor x ionantha) by Margaret Paterson. A robust plant with many stiff, pointed leaves in an 8 to 10 inch rosette. The leaf color is light green with a dusting of silvery trichomes. There is no color blush at anthesis in spite of the ionantha parentage, but rather it produces a very short but very full and branchy inflorescence with red bracts and bluish-purple flowers.
A choice, easy to cultivate plant.
Tillandsia 'El Camaron'
This is a very nice plant that we collected in back in the 1990’s near El Cameron, Oaxaca, Mexico at an altitude of 4,600 feet. It was an obvious hybrid and the only possible parents were both growing in the same area; T. fasciculata ‘Lithophytic Form’ and ionantha v. stricta.
The plant was a single clump of three plants growing lithophytically (see photo taken in the wild) and we took the larger plant. Over the years this plant has developed into a real beauty, similar to ‘Nidus’ (another fasciculata x ionantha hybrid from Veracruz) but distinctly different.
It has soft but firm leaves in an upright rosette, somewhat caulescent, about 12 inches long, with a short scape with clustered branches that rises about two to three inches. The bracts are red and flowers blue. The foliage blushes red but the scurf on the leaves make them appear pink. No cultural problems under ‘normal’ Tillandsia culture.
Tillandsia 'Ervin Wurthman'
A beautiful hybrid of Tillandsia tricolor x fasciculata that we got many years ago from famous bromeliad breeder and promoter; Ervin Wurthman. A robust plant to about 24 inches tall, with narrow, gracefully arching reddish, somewhat silver dusted leaves in an upright rosette. The inflorescence is a tall red and yellow scape that is usually well branched. Ervin told us that he had gotten this plant long ago as a natural hybrid from Mexico. Years later, even after Ervin had passed away in 2004, we decided to name this plant after him. Easily adaptable to pot culture.
Tillandsia 'Feather Duster'
This attractive Mark Dimmit hybrid is a cultivar of (stricta x gardneri). Grows to about 8 inches across with many rather narrow, soft, silvery leaves. The inflorescence has pink bracts. An easy to grow plant that is also a good pupper.
Tillandsia 'Flamingo Redux'
This hybrid of aeranthos x tenuifolia that has been in our collection for years, did not match the hybrid with the same reported parentage in the BSI cultivar registry, named ‘Flamingoes‘. Ours is a colorful, small, clumping plant with stiff leaves that are dark green and form a 3 to 4 inch rosette. The inflorescence has bright pink bracts and deep bluish flowers. In a tip of the hat to the ‘original’, we decided to call this one ‘Flamingo Redux‘.
Tillandsia 'Houston Pink'
Yet another variation of Mark Dimmitt’s hybrid of (stricta x recurvifolia). This form is a large grower to almost a foot across with many leaves in a very full, silvery rosette. The inflorescence is deep pink with white to slightly lavender flowers. A real beauty.